- Sage O’Donnell’s mother says her son was “killed in action” in Ukraine.
- DFAT provides consular assistance to families.
- It is understood that Mr O’Donnell served in the Australian Army.
“Sage died in action defending the freedom of the Ukrainian people. Sage has always believed in defending the rights of the country, people and freedom,” she said.
News of his death was also shared on social media.
The timing of O’Donnell’s death remains unconfirmed, but it is believed to have occurred before Christmas.
DFAT has not provided further details about Mr O’Donnell or the circumstances of his death.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/australian-man-killed-in-ukraine-while-defending-the-right-to-freedom/mt311d1hb Australian Sage O’Donnell killed while ‘defending right to liberty’ in Ukraine